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  • Scandal-Tainted MF Global President Still Serving as EPA Financial Adviser

    Before he became president of MF Global, the bankrupt brokerage firm that lost $1.2 billion in client money, Bradley Abelow spent time as New Jersey’s treasurer and former Gov. Jon Corzine’s chief of staff. In those roles, Abelow served alongside Lisa Jackson, who led the state environmental protection department and eventually … More

    Police Union Blames Occupy D.C. for City's Rising Crime Rate

    The violent crime rate in Washington, D.C., is up 13 percent since the Occupy D.C. protest began this fall as police officers have been pulled out of local neighborhoods and reassigned to the protest. The chairman of the local police union pinned the blame on the city’s redistribution of resources, … More

    Voters in Iowa, New Hampshire Say Federal Budget Deficit Is No. 1 Issue

    New polling data reveals that voters in Iowa and New Hampshire overwhelmingly believe the federal budget deficit is the most important economic issue facing the United States today. Despite the nation’s persistent high unemployment rate, voters in the two early-voting states chose the deficit by wide margins. The CNN/Time/ORC poll … More

    Morning Bell: The Unintended Consequences of Internet Regulation

    Would you be outraged if the Department of Justice shut down The Foundry without any warning and blocked access for more than a year? That’s exactly what happened to a hip-hop blog called Dajaz1.com, which was falsely accused of criminal copyright infringement. The blog posted music from artists promoting their … More

    VIDEO: Sen. Toomey on the Tea Party vs. Washington Establishment

    The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas sat down with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) to talk about the rise of the Tea Party and its confrontation with the Washington establishment. “The Tea Party movement has been enormously constructive,” Toomey said the in the interview. “After we had the most liberal elected government … More

    Chart of the Week: Medicare Spending Is the Largest Driver of Future Deficits

    Medicare is in dire need of reform. This week’s chart illustrates why the entitlement program is the largest driver of long-term runaway deficits. With the country’s population aging and increasingly dependent on health care, Medicare’s cost to taxpayers is projected to rise from $522.8 billion in 2010 to $932 billion … More

    Scribecast: What Really Motivates the 'Occupy' Protesters?

    “Occupy” protesters wear their movement’s leaderless decentralization on their collective sleeve. The attitude fits with a group that claims “democracy” as its chief political end. But it also makes ascertaining their conctete political objectives far more difficult, since, in theory, there can be no established political platform. Polling conducted at … More

    Seattle Succumbs to Latest Eco-Fad, Bans Plastic Bags

    The plastic bag police scored a victory in Seattle this week. The liberal enclave imposed a ban on plastic bags and a 5-cent tax on paper bags, joining other major cities in the latest nanny-state crackdown sweeping the nation. Seattle’s ban applies to all grocery, retail and convenience stores. It … More

    North Dakota's Job Creation Formula

    When it comes to creating jobs, North Dakota has found the right formula. The state has the largest percentage increase in employment over the past year and was the fastest of all 50 to recover from the recession. The reason is simple: energy production. “North Dakota has been the poster … More

    Gas Prices at All-Time Christmas High

    Americans hitting the road this week are likely to encounter the highest-ever price for gas at Christmas in history. According to figures from AAA, the nationwide average for regular unleaded is $3.21 per gallon — an increase of 23 cents over last year’s Christmas record. This marks the second straight … More